​The ​Eagles had a ​key divisional matchup against the ​Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, entering the game as 7.5-point favorites. They had home-field advantage and were looking to stay within one game of the Redskins in the NFC East. In the end, however, the Eagles fell short and ​took a loss at home to the Cowboys, bringing their record to a lowly 4-5, just half a season removed from winning the Super Bowl. 


This was a golden opportunity for the Eagles to make up some ground on the Redskins, who won 16-3 against the Buccaneers to improve to 6-3. The loss brings Philadelphia to two games behind Washington in their division, and the Eagles' next matchup will be a difficult road challenge as they travel to New Orleans to take on the 8-1 Saints.

The Eagles find themselves running out of time to mount a comeback and secure a playoff spot, and failure to do so what be a massive disappointment, especially coming off of a Super Bowl season. 


In the loss, Carson Wentz completed 32-of-44 pass attempts for 360 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The rushing game was ineffective, however, as the team combined for just 71 yards on 16 carries. Meanwhile, newcomer Golden Tate was rather quiet in his Eagles debut. He caught two receptions for 19 yards and was targeted just four times. 

The Redskins will look to further advance their two-game lead over the rest of the NFC East when they host the Texans in Week 11. Dallas, on the other hand, will be traveling to Atlanta to take on the Falcons.


It looks as if the Eagles blew a major opportunity to keep them competitive in the race for the NFC East, and the team should be kicking themselves for their failure to capitalize in such a vital game.